Monthly Archives: November 2009

Sausage making goes swimmingly

As I was trying to follow how it was that our City Council went from not overtly considering (Rhino, 3/4 down the article) any kind of Swim Center in June ’08, to copping $10.25M from the P&R Commission’s 2012 bond recommendations (p.3) for a new, indoor, central public pool, which magically transformed to the $12M [...]

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Double Hung, LLC: Government Collection Agency

My company has 9 employees, one of which (that’d be me) is the combined Human Resources, Accts Payable, Accts Receivable, Sales, Payroll, Purchasing and Collections departments.  Needless to say, I’ve got a lot of free time on my hands. Recently, I realize that I’m also – by law  – an unpaid collection agent for any [...]

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Swim Center funding – a retrospective

As the debate surrounding funding for Greensboro’s proposed swim center heats up, I thought a little background might be in order. July 9th, 08 – Parks & Rec Commission votes (PDF, p5) to send a $20M list of projects to City Council.  The swim center is not on that list. July 11th, 08 – City [...]

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A mandate for moderation

From what I’m hearing about mayor-elect Bill Knight’s preparations for taking over the reigns of running the City Council meetings, one of the things he is doing is preparing a seating chart for the dais.  He is also getting briefed by city management as to the stark differences between public and private financing and accounting. [...]

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Council Kingmakers

10:30p Update: The Great Divide I was standing next to Bill Burckley at the Old Guilford Courthouse tonight as the precinct results were coming in. As we were speaking, the numbers for Greensboro’s mayor came around and showed Yvonne Johnson leading Burkley’s charge, challenger Bill Knight, by a little over 350 votes with only six [...]

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